T20 WC warm-up match: KL Rahul and Ishan Kishan's half-centuries help India defeat England by 7 wickets

Dubai, United Arab Emirates Published: Oct 18, 2021, 10:46 PM(IST)

KL Rahul and Ishan Kishan during warm-up match Photograph:( PTI )

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India defeated England in its first warm-up match by seven wickets in Dubai as Ishan Kishan and KL Rahul scored quickfire half-centuries each while chasing 189.

KL Rahul and Ishan Kishan hammered scintillating fifties after Mohammed Shami's three-wicket burst as India registered a seven-wicket win over England in their first warm-up match of the ICC T20 World Cup here on Monday.

Kishan smashed an unbeaten 46-ball 70, while KL Rahul (51 off 24) and Rishabh Pant (29 off 14) also chipped in as India chased down 188 runs with six balls to spare.

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Earlier, Jonny Bairstow smashed a 36-ball 49 and Moeen Ali hit a whirlwind 20-ball 43 to help England post 188 for 5 after being sent in to bat.

For India, besides Shami (3/40), fellow pacer Jasprit Bumrah (1/26) and spinner Rahul Chahar (1/43) were also among wickets.

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Brief Score:

England: 188 for 5 in 20 overs (Jonny Bairstow 49, Moeen Ali 43; Mohammed Shami 3/40).

India: 192 for 3 in 19 overs (KL Rahul 51, Ishan Kishan 70; David Willey 1/16).

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